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I have a white Pandigital Novel that I hacked to run Android 2.1. Is there any way I can make it and the apps it runs go faster? It's already overclocked to 800Mhz and I have no home screen shortcuts. Is there anything else I can do?

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the question is not "is it fast?", but "is it fast enough?"; is there any specific goal why you want to make it faster? Are you feeling the device is laggy, or are you just aiming for faster benchmark? –  Lie Ryan Jan 2 '11 at 8:26
    
@Lie: Certain apps and sometimes the device itself are somewhat/very laggy. –  John Jan 2 '11 at 18:45

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Using JIT (Just In Time) compiler (e.g. installing Froyo, Gingerbread, or "Frozen Eclair") will typically increase CPU-bound processes by 3-5 times.

If your device use FAT, RFS, or NTFS filesystem, your device might be faster by converting to ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem. However, if you want to prolong the lifetime of your internal memory, use YAFFS2 filesystem.

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I am not familiar with JIT. -Googles- Looks good. Can you elaborate on how I apply it here? –  John Jan 2 '11 at 18:58
    
@John: upgrade to Froyo/Gingerbread, which comes with JIT. Alternatively, it is possible to backport Froyo's JIT to Eclair or possibly earlier, I've used the "Frozen Eclair" mod which gives a similar performance improvement to Froyo's JIT (on benchmarks). –  Lie Ryan Jan 3 '11 at 5:15

in order to use JIT and installing froyo, search cm6 wpdn. its a cyanogenmod 6 hack where you can make all sorts of tweaks, including the ones the other guy gave you

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Instead of instructing the OP to do a search, can you not do a search, find the information, and summarize it here (with a link, if needed)? –  eldarerathis Apr 9 '12 at 3:09

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